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yew any of several evergreen trees and shrubs that have sharp flat needles and bear poisonous red berries. [2 definitions]
yid (offensive slang) a Jew.
Yiddish a language that consists of several High German dialects, is written in Hebrew, and is spoken by eastern European Jews and their descendants in other countries.
yield to give forth or produce (a product, result, or quantity). [8 definitions]
yielding easily bent, esp. under pressure; flexible. [2 definitions]
yikes a mild expression of fear, endangerment, or apprehension.
yin (sometimes cap.) in Chinese dualistic philosophy, the dark, negative, passive, feminine force in the universe and in individual beings. (Cf. yang.)
yip to bark quickly and sharply, as a puppy does. [2 definitions]
yippee used to express joy, elation, or triumph.
Yippie (informal; often l.c.) any of a loosely organized group of student activists and others who in the 196s rallied in opposition to the Vietnam War.
-yl a chemical group or radical.
YMCA abbreviation of "Young Men's Christian Association."
YMHA abbreviation of "Young Men's Hebrew Association."
yod the name of the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
yodel to sing or call out with frequent, abrupt changes so that the voice fluctuates between the natural chest voice and a falsetto. [2 definitions]
yoga (often cap.) a Hindu discipline involving a system of physical and mental exercises to free the self from the body and mind, esp. performed to achieve spiritual peace. [2 definitions]
yogi a person who practices the Hindu discipline of yoga.
yogurt a slightly acidic custardlike food that is made from curdled milk and often flavored or sweetened with fruit.
yo-heave-ho formerly used by sailors as they hauled or lifted together.
yoke a device used to join together a pair of draft animals, usu. comprising a crossbar with two U-shaped loops, each fitted around the head of an animal. [9 definitions]
yokel a simple, naive, or foolish country person.